On May 5, The Salvation Army and Candace Cameron Bure are asking people to join the Fight for Good by providing hope and help to those impacted by the coronavirus.
For millions of Americans experiencing urgent need, The Salvation Army is their first stop for help. In response to this pandemic, The Salvation Army Southern Nevada has been providing food 64,734 meals and snacks and 3,148 food boxes, 20,380 bed nights of safe shelter, and emotional and spiritual support to each Individual served; as well as youth programs, financial assistance and 6,000 pandemic/hygiene kits across southern Nevada. With increased demand for aid expected to continue over the coming weeks, months, and potentially years, ongoing public support will be needed to ensure basic necessities are fulfilled with compassion and dignity.
"It is such a privilege to serve the resilient people of southern Nevada. The Salvation Army, its officers and staff, make donations stretch as far as possible to help the most people," said Major Randy Kinnamon, Clark County Coordinator for the organization. "We know we will all come out of this experience stronger and for now, we simply intend to continue Doing the Most Good for our neighbors in need in our community."
Juan Salinas, Director of Social Services for The Salvation Army Southern Nevada, has expressed that our greatest need at the present time is monetary donations to allow for flexibility, but also hand sanitizer, disinfectant cleanser, masks and gloves.
A $25 gift of hope will ensure Nevadans in need have access to 10 meals, immediately. A $25 monthly gift will help provide meals during months when food insecurity is already great. To donate, click here.
If you’re unable to make a monetary donation or would like to do more on Giving Tuesday Now, The Salvation Army Southern Nevada encourages us to share hope, together. The goal is to bring our nation together in sending comforting thoughts to those who are struggling, praying for those serving on the front lines, and directing messages of hope to those in need. There are three ways to get involved:
1. From May 1- 5, visit @The Salvation Army Southern Nevada on Facebook, @SalArmySONV on Twitter or Instagram @salvationarmysonv to post a comment, or simply share your message of hope and encouragement by tagging #10MinutesOfHope.
2. On May 5, join the Fight for Good Ambassador – actress, executive producer and New York Times best-selling author Candace Cameron Bure – as she calls for messages of hope on her social media channels.
3. On May 5 at 5:30 PT, take 10 minutes out of your day for hope:
o Read positive stories with your family
o Share thoughts or prayers for those in need
o Watch The Salvation Army’s Facebook Live video (@SalvationArmyUSA) for spiritual guidance
If you or someone you know needs hope, call the Hope Hotline at 1-844-458-HOPE (4673), open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. PT, or visit www.salvationarmyusa.org to find your local Salvation Army.